DEPARTMENT: Editorial pointers
DEPARTMENT: News track
COLUMN: The business of software
Blurring the lines of distinction between team roles is often necessary to adapt to a changing environment.
COLUMN: Practical programmer
Old saying: "The more things change, the more they remain the same" …or do they?
The technology, Internet, bandwidth, and content bubbles all burst, scattering not only broken dreams but new seeds of innovation and enterprise.
SPECIAL ISSUE: Wireless networking security
In the time span of just a few years, wireless local area networking went from being a novelty to revolutionizing the way many organizations connect their computers. Visit any major department store, hospital, or office building …
Assessing inherent wireless network security deficiencies and seeking solutions.
Understanding the difficulties in security protocol design and attempting to relocate the struggle between hacker and defender to a different protocol layer.
Considering some of the practical issues encountered when finding and mapping wireless network access points.
As the telecommunications industry wavers, a global grassroots movement is building the next-generation wireless network.
Mobile devices enable secure, convenient authorization of e-banking, retail payment, brokerage, and other types of transactions.
XRML explicates the rules implicitly embedded in Web pages, enabling software agents to process the rules automatically.
The ideas of Darwinian evolution can illuminate the niches in which systems can flourish in today's tumultuous IT environment---and help identify the inevitable evolutionary changes.
Students use the Net as a primary source of information, usually with little or no regard as to the accuracy of that information.
Adapting the social paradigm of face-to-face human communication, they promote ad hoc knowledge exchange among peers, leveraging individual expertise at the periphery of the network.
Hailing a taxi in Singapore now employs the latest positioning technology for matching passengers with the nearest available cabs, thus achieving greater productivity and customer satisfaction.
To achieve complex solutions in the rapidly changing world of e-commerce, it is impossible to go it alone. This explains the latest trend in IT outsourcing---global and partner-based alliances. But where do we go from here?
COLUMN: Technical opinion
Techniques for choosing seeds for social and scientific applications of random number generators.
COLUMN: Inside risks